Good Faith Media is hosting a series of virtual forums on racial justice during July.
The first Good Faith Forum took place on Tuesday, July 14, streaming live to GFM’s Facebook page. A recording of the first forum is available here.
Starlette Thomas, the minister to empower congregations at the DC Baptist Convention and a GFM advisory board member, will moderate the second town hall on July 21.
Panelists Angela Denker and Charles Watson Jr. will speak about racism and racial justice in the context of nationalism, including white Christian nationalism, and white supremacy.
Denker is a sportswriter turned Lutheran pastor, speaker and writer who has contributed to various publications, including The Washington Post, Sports Illustrated, Christian Century and Living Lutheran.
Her first book, “Red State Christians: Meet the Voters who Elected Donald Trump,” was released by Fortress Press in August.
Watson is director of education at BJC, a D.C.-based nonprofit founded in 1936 that brings its uniquely Baptist perspective of “soul freedom” to protecting religious liberty for all and defending the separation of church and state.
The final town hall will take place on July 28. Terrell Carter, a former police officer, ordained minister and the vice president and chief diversity officer for Greenville University in Greenville, Illinois, will be the moderator.
Policing reform, touching briefly on criminal justice reform, will be addressed by Danielle L. Bridgeforth, senior pastor of The Church at Clarendon in Arlington, Virginia; Saint Rice, associate professor of criminal justice at Lincoln College in Lincoln, Illinois; and Bruce Prescott, now retired, is a former cop and served as executive director of Mainstream Oklahoma Baptists from 1998-2014.
The events are free. Advanced registration is not required, but you can note your intention to attend on our Facebook event posts.
Advanced questions can be submitted anonymously here, and inquiries can be submitted during the live event via Facebook chat.
GFM staff will curate questions submitted in advance and during the events for the moderators to share with the panelists.
A recording will be made available on GFM’s Vimeo page and shared via GFM’s social media channels following the event.
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